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DIMEV 2208
NIMEV 1325.55
I languish and cry in my default
Lament, c. 30 lines of verse in rough couplets, written in 11 lines as if prose



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, College of Arms, Arundel 48, f. 68
First Lines:
I languisshe and crie in my defaulte
O rightwys lorde that art Re[…]
On euery creature woundes with sawte
Soo Rue on me and from me diffende
Bodely & gostly that to me extende…
Last Lines:
…And to his grace me to prouide
In hevenly Ierarchie euere to abide
Amen
Note: See Black (1829) 76, where this item is identified as verse. This is a scrap of manuscript (paper) sized vertically on a full sheet.